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    Question 40lb Explorer

    Looking into buying the 40lb Explorer, I do a lot of rib diving and was wondering whats its like to remove in water hanging onto a rib,£360 for full system is that OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAZA
    Looking into buying the 40lb Explorer, I do a lot of rib diving and was wondering whats its like to remove in water hanging onto a rib,£360 for full system is that OK.
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    There's been loads of these (just the wing, not bp) coming up for sale second hand recently as people swap to the Evolve, so you can probably put something together pretty cheap if you use a WozPlate (www.kitfondle.co.uk).

    Check the For Sale area here and at DIR-E.

    As for RIB diving - I use an Explorer with twin 7s for RIB diving no problems at all. Not too hard to get out of in the water. You may piss off the people in the boat if you ask them to pull in a set of twin 12s though!

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    Get these guys to give you a quote:

    [email protected]

    I bought two full Explorer systems from them last year and they were great.

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    Or you could try me out for a quote free postage...

    Have a look here http://www.aquanauts.co.uk/halcyon.htm

    What kind of tanks will you be putting it on? Do definitely have a look at the evolve tho, Halcyon's new wing.

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    40lb Explorer

    £360 Explorer full system
    £390 Evolve full system

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    40lb Explorer

    I have twin 12's & twin 10's

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    For UK diving most recommend the 55lb Explorer rather than 40lb. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scuttler
    For UK diving most recommend the 55lb Explorer rather than 40lb. Just a thought.
    Not true. According to some websites and shops the 55lb is more suitable, but those that dive the 40lb wings find them more than adequate. In fact, I've heard of quite a few people who've ditched their 55lb Explorers for 40lb Explorers or Evolves (including me - I have an Evolve and an Explorer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAZA
    Looking into buying the 40lb Explorer, I do a lot of rib diving and was wondering whats its like to remove in water hanging onto a rib,£360 for full system is that OK.
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    £360 is the RRP.

    As for RIB diving, I don't really find it a problem. You can either deflate the wing and pop out of the harness, remembering to keep hold of the thing. Or if you like you can reach back, grab the manifold, duck under and flip the whole thing over your head. Either works.

    If you want to try one out before you comit to buying, just let me know and we'll do a try out.

    Rich

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